• Abbeydale Duck Baffler Abbeydale Brewery - After a busy start to 2017 with the launch of not just our new look core range, but also our brand new Brewers Emporium series, we show absolutely no sign of slowing down! BIG NEWS first… we are throwing open the doors of the brewery for the very first time, to hold a massive party […]
  • Sheffield Brewery Company - Spring has sprung, Sheffield is in bloom, and – most importantly – the World Snooker Championships are upon us. To celebrate and promote the internationally renowned event, we are launching Crucible Best with a brand new pump clip and set of beer mats. Be sure to sit down with a pint of our Best Bitter […]
  • drone valley pop up bar Drone Valley Community Brewery - We have begun a range of ‘Brewer’s Choice’ bi-monthly specials, with the new 80/- Scottish Ale (4.5%) (‘Pint of Heavy’). Regular pales are the IPA (5.2%), Gosforth Gold (4.0%), and our most popular 4.8% Fanshawe Blonde. The two bitters Dronny Bottom Bitter (3.7%), and Dronfield Best 4.3% are in stock. And our famous Darks: Unstone […]
  • Fancy volunteering as a Brewery Liaison Officer? - It is CAMRA’s aim to appoint a volunteer into a Brewery Liaison Officer (BLO) for every brewery producing real ale in Britain. The role is one of maintaining a good relationship and dialogue between CAMRA and the brewery, keeping our Brewery Information System up to date with beers regularly brewed and other information and to […]
  • true north earl grey True North Brewery - True North brewed a special beer for Sheffield Beer Week, an Earl Grey IPA containing tea and Chinook hops. They also held one of their brewery tap sessions at the weekend with the doors open for visitors to come and see the brewery and enjoy a beer at their pop up bar.


Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct at time of going to press, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found at www.camra.org.uk and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online at www.aletalk.co.uk.


Burton CAMRA

Thu 30 Mar – Sat 1 Apr

Held at the gothic town hall, this festival has a special atmosphere! On the bars are over 130 real ales and 30 traditional ciders & perries along with stalls, live music and a cafe selling hot food. As ever on Friday and Saturday lunchtime there will be a performance of Martin Atterbury playing the mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Open 6pm-11pm Thursday, 11am to 11pm Friday and 11am to 10pm Saturday.

Chesterfield Mayor’s Appeal Beer Festival

Fri 7 – Sat 8 Apr

This is a new festival held in Chesterfield Market’s Assembly Room to raise money for charity. Entry tickets are £5 either in advance or on the door. The format is the same as Chesterfield CAMRA’s Market Festival held in October with a range of 35 beers and 6 ciders on the bar and a food stall selling cheese sandwiches, pork pies and ploughmans platters provided by ‘Cheese Factor’ whose shop is in the market downstairs. The festival is open for three sessions – Friday 5:30pm to 11pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm then 6pm to 11pm.

The venue is a few minutes walk from the main town centre bus stops (routes 43/44/50/50a/X17 go from Sheffield) and is about a 10 minute walk from Chesterfield rail station.

Peddlers Market

Fri 7 – Sat 8 Apr

The usual monthly event open Friday evening and Saturday afternoon/evening featuring a variety of street food traders, craft stalls, art, music and a number of bars with a range of real ales and craft beers available. The featured breweries change each month. The Peddlers Venue is at 92 Burton Road, Neepsend, on bus routes 7/8 or a short walk from Shalesmoor tram stop. Sheffield Brewery which is just across the road also open on the same evenings for their Beer Club tap session. Both events offer free entry.


Hope Valley (Old Hall Hotel)

Fri 14 – Mon 17 Apr

The Old Hall’s programme of bank holiday Hope Valley Beer Festivals is back for 2017, usual format with a tent on the car park with a range of real ales and ciders, souvenier glasses, music and food. There is an element of fundraising for the British Red Cross Refugee Support with the bands donating their fees. The pub is about 10 minutes walk from Hope Station or the Sheffield-Castleton buses (271/272/273/274) pass right outside.

Doncaster Brewery

Thu 13 – Mon 17 Apr

The brewery tap puts on one of their regular beer festivals over the Easter weekend.



  • Pub of the Month April 2017 – Old Queens Head, Pond Hill, Sheffield City Centre - The Old Queen’s Head, next to Sheffield Interchange, is believed to be the oldest domestic building in Sheffield, and is thought to have begun life as a shooting lodge for Sheffield Manor, later becoming he wash house. It is known to have become a beer house by the 1840’s and passed through the hands of […]
  • Rutland Arms in Holmesfield – Dronfield CAMRA Pub of the Season - in February Dronfield CAMRA branch presented their Winter Pub of the Season award to the Rutland Arms in Holmesfield. Seen here is branch Chairman Rob Barwell with award winning publicans Gary and Lucie.
  • District Pub of the Season Autumn 2016 - Our members have been voting through the autumn for our latest District Pub of the Season and we are pleased to announce the winner as the Packhorse at Little Longstone. This award is for pubs in the Derbyshire part of our branch area and is designed to raise the profile with real ale drinkers of […]
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  • Pub of the Month November 2016 - Now my association with the Hillsborough Hotel goes back a long way. From the heady days of Dell Tilling, when the bar only opened Thursday to Sunday and we packed in to drink Brian Hendry’s excellent Crown HPA and Stannington Stout. Well since then the Hillsborough has gone through some ups and downs and in […]


  • rutty110317 Rutland Arms, Sheffield Centre - The Rutland Arms pub business is now under new ownership! The lease has moved from Reet Ale Pubs to a company owned by Chris Bamford and Kate Major, who previously managed Shakespeare’s and the Three Tuns respectively. All the same staff are working at the pub, both on the bar and in the kitchen – […]
  • Wagon & Horses, Millhouses - The Wagon & Horses by Millhouses park has now reopened under the new ownership of True North Brewery. The pub has had a refurbishment but no substantial change as its already a great building! The venue is however now split into a seperate dining end and drinkers end in a similar fashion to many of […]
  • Exit33_ItchyPig_StypA Itchy Pig - The birth of a Sty-lish beer There’s no ham-fisted attempts at pig jokes here! Local brewery Exit 33 Brewing has joined forces with Broomhill micropub The Itchy Pig to create their very own beer, a beer with a twist in the tale. Pete Roberts of Exit 33 said ‘The Itchy Pig owner Ted is from […]
  • Hillsborough Hotel - The Hillsborough Hotel on Langsett Road is hosting Wantsum Brewery from Canterbury as part of Sheffield Beer Week. The Hillsborough will be their brewery tap from Wednesday 15 March until Saturday 18 March. Meet the Brewer, who is Simon Sandy-Hindmarch will be Thursday 16 march at 8pm, free of charge. The brewery got a silver […]
  • IMG_6170 Derelict pubs - A CAMRA member attending a recent branch meeting suggested to much agreement that we ought to get our correspondents to help us pull together a list of derelict pubs. All are closed and not in the best condition, some are for sale and could yet reopen as pubs given the right investment, others just waiting […]

Inn Brief

  • Inn Brief

    The Riverside on Mowbray Street now offers a 20% discount on hand pulled real ales for CAMRA members. Just show your membership card before ordering.

    There is a new rooftop bar in Shalesmoor as part of the Krynkl development, a building next door to the Ship Inn constructed from shipping containers

    The Hop at West One in Sheffield City Centre has closed down.

    The Forum has reopened following a refurbishment and the smaller bar, which was previously only regularly used for private functions, has become the ‘Slice Bar’, open from 4pm each day featuring a hot counter selling slices of pizza as well as beer, gin etc. Both the main bar and the Slice Bar has a handpump serving a special house beer brewed by True North Brewery, who own the venue.

    The Washington has also now reopened following a refurbishment, as has Stone & Taps, which is offering a discount for CAMRA members.

    A change of management at the Rutland Arms is expected very soon with the lease moving from Reet Ale Pubs to business partners Kate Major and Chris Bamford, who previously managed the Three Tuns and Shakespeare’s respectively. The Rutland already has a reputation established for good food, beer and pub atmosphere and we’re sure Kate and Chris will build on that.

    The Old Crown has already left the Reet Ale Pubs stable, leaving the Punchbowl, Three Tuns and Closed Shop, the latter which recently celebrated its fourth birthday under its current management.

    Drone Valley Brewery have brewed a special beer for the Friends of Dronfield Station which is appropriately a Porter. A launch event took place with the friends suitably adorned in railway Hi Vis jackets at the Three Tuns pub in Dronfield.

    Hop Hideout now offers a 10% discount for card carrying CAMRA members Tuesday to Thursday and has established a tasting room as well as being an off licence so is effectively a micropub. The 5 beers on tap are normally real ale in a keykeg.

    The Walkley Beer Company has extended their opening hours and is now open Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 2pm to 10pm and Sunday midday to 6pm.

    Champs Sports Bar on Ecclesall Road was runner up in Sheffield’s Best Bar None awards recently held at the City Hall.

    The first details of the 2017 Tramlines music festival in Sheffield have been announced including the headline acts playing the three main outdoor stages at Ponderosa Park, Devonshire Green and Endcliffe Park from 21st to 23rd July. Paid for wristbands are required to enter these venues, however there will be the usual supporting cast of pubs and clubs putting on live music with most offering free entry and many of which of course have good beer. The latest information can be found at www.tramlines.org.uk, tickets are already on sale.



  • Price of pints to rise after U-turn on tax - Drinkers have been let down by the Chancellor’s decision to increase beer and cider duty in today’s Budget – which will see the price of their pints rise. The announced two penny a pint increase in beer duty is the first rise in five years. It marks a U-turn by the Chancellor as he risks […]
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